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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by edesignuk, Apr 24, 2009.
They paid $3.6bn for that hunk of junk!?? In 1999!?? Are/were they crazy!??
Wait, is that their free service? I was paying for hosting from Yahoo! a while back, but I don't know if this is what I was using...
NICE REPLAY SIR.THANKS.
Well thats one down, now for the other crap to die (facebook, bebo, msn space thing)
GeoCities free have ads.
I always laugh when I get a Geocities link.
90% of the time , the link is dead .
Aww, I am disappointed to hear this. GeoCities reminds me of the early internet.
I used to host a couple of sites on GeoCities. It was pretty easy to use and manage.
Although as someone previously said, 90% of GeoCities links are dead because most of those pages are old accounts associated with the "old" internet.
Have to agree with edesignuk, were they crazy?
However, those were crazy times. In 1998, Yahoo was also in talks to acquire Excite for $5.5 to $8 billion. However, Excite was finally purchased by @Home for $6.7 billion. Around the same time, Ford bought Volvo Cars for $6.45 billion. I remember going WTF at the time. A mere website worth more than a real company that actually sells hundreds of thousands of cars a year?
What do you have against Facebook? I understand why people dislike it when people post their entire life on it, but it's a good way to stay in touch with people, especially family that lives far away.
End of an era. I pulled one of my geocities sites about a year ago, and I think I might have another site active which I guess will get deleted. I haven't updated it in years, but back in the 90's it was great and free.
Will Angelfire be next?
I thought it had been pulled a decade ago.
Whoa. That's a blast from the past right there.
I thought Lycos had folded. How the hell is still running?
Well it's speculative buying. Last buyer is the sucker, so you definitely don't want to be last.
Does anyone remember Apple's eWorld? It barely got off the ground before they pulled the plug on it. I was with a well known software company at the time and Apple was begging us to have a presence on eWorld. Nobody at our company wanted to mess with it so the eWorld package kept getting passed around from person to person, with nobody acting on it. It sat on my desk for a couple of weeks before I pawned it off on some the newer FNG to deal with...
Agreed! I remember making one my self back in the day.
Because its dumb. Well, but that's not a good enough reason, heres a couple of 'em.
Stay in touch huh?
Well, if you need to talk to me, there is something now a days called the cellphone. What's that, you do not have x friend's cellphone? There is the e-mail. You want to chat? There is AIM, MSN, ICQ, etc, etc.....
There is no need for Facebook. Want to share pictures and stuff? Flickr is your answer. Want to post that juicy gossip from last party? Nothing like a good blog on Blogger or somewhere else.
One benefit is its all-in-one, instead of having 47 different places your stuff is at, plus another 47 for each of your friends (exaggerations may be present in numbers ). I like being able to see everything on one webpage.
This is why personal opinions are overrated. I don't have a FB account (or MySpace for that matter) but can appreciate their usefulness for certain things. We're not in a position to judge a tool (or a toy) if we don't have to use it ourselves.
On topic: Good riddance I say. GeoCities was a novel idea - when it started and people just needed a short & sweet place to put up a few snaps or whatever (before Blogger and Wordpress hit the big time), but nowadays it just isn't as useful or needed as it used to be.
So to keep in touch instead of joining 1 site I have to join Flickr, Blogger and download and register with an Instant Messenger?
I always find it funny the people who criticise Facebook never really have a good reason. If you don't like it fair enough, but there are enough mature people on Facebook who use it for reasons other than picking their favourite vampire or sending pokes. If you can't see past that then it's your loss.
But anyways - Some of the older communities I'm a member of (mostly homebrew and game developers) have links to other members older sites. Heh that was a mouthful! But I rather like browsing websites from ~2000. It's quite funny seeing poorly built sites and even poorer built games belonging to people who now work for Sony, Nintendo etc.
End of the line
So today is the day. $3.57bn officially down the tube. Slick Yahoo, very slick
Nothing in life is sacred. Little by little even the internet fascination is coming to an end. And why shouldnt it? Devices like the iPhone are making it easier to have direct person to person contact in place of many of the purposes we used internet websites for.
When we get live streaming video in HD with audio porn is done.
xkcd posted a parody of geocities today. I'm not sure for how long it'll stay this way, but still funny nonetheless.